Friday, March 31, 2006

Only a Fan Could Appreciate It

As so often happens, I checked out the official site yesterday at about noon. There I found a story about Kurt Warner appearing at an Alltel store 47 miles away in Chandler. Well, that's a short enough distance.

Expecting quite a crowd, I showed up an hour and a half early. Finding no crowd at all, I had a reasonable lunch at Dilly's Deli (I highly recommend it) and went on to the event a little later.

Sponsored by Alltel (my mobile phone provider), the idea was to have him record a voice mail greeting for customers. I loved the idea. And while everyone else now has autographed memorabilia, I've got Kurt Warner encouraging my callers to leave a message.

I'm in Heaven!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Cautiously Optimistic?

I don't know what to think any more. I'm very pleased with the addition of Edgerrin James. I may even buy a #32 jersey (authentic, of course).

But there's this nagging feeling of how sure I was that the team was headed for great things last year, then they just found a way to fall apart in every game. I'm looking forward to the new stadium, I expect improvement, and frankly I find that the talent on the team should be sufficient to win.

I'm just not giddy about the future yet unlike last year at this time.